News Release

January 14, 2010

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Media Advisory

Introducing ‘Mentoring Futures Together’

Collaborative Effort to Reach Children of Incarcerated Parents

FARMINGTON, CONN. – The University of Connecticut Health Center and its community partners are marking the anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., the national King Day of Service, and National Mentoring Month by unveiling a mentoring program for Hartford-area children whose parents are incarcerated.

What: "We Have a Dream Celebration" to introduce the Mentoring Futures Together program, including:

When: Friday, January 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: State Capitol, Room 310


  • UConn Health Center
  • Judah House, a transitional housing facility for women in Hartford
  • African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities (AFCAMP), a family advocacy group serving Hartford residents

Scheduled speakers:

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